On the heels of Barack Obama securing a second term as President of the United States, on Wednesday "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes David Axelrod for his unique insight and perspective from the winning side.
Joining Piers Morgan for a primetime exclusive, the campaign's senior strategist reveals the very first phone call the incumbent placed after securing victory:
"As he said to President [Bill] Clinton, he was the most valuable player in this campaign," said Axelrod, referencing the conversation between the two most-recent Democratic presidents. "He [Clinton] just campaigned his heart out because he believes there were two choices here, and one led us forward, and one led us back, and he was vey effective out there. So, there is a strong sense of gratitude, and I think the president is looking forward to calling on President Clinton, in the future, for advice, councel, and assistance, as we move this country forward."
As this evening's conversation takes on a lighter tone, Morgan asks his guest about his signature facial hair which spared shearing thanks to a trio of states coming up blue:
"When I made the bet, the bet was if we lost Pennsylvania, Michigan, or Minnesota, I would shave off my mustache. I did it with complete confidence, that this mustache – which has been appended to my face for 40 years – was going nowhere," says Axelrid, grinning beneath his trademark upper lip covering. "I was confident then. I was pleased that I was right but sometimes you just have to take a stand, and I did on that one."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. as Barack Obama's former Senior Adviser describes the moment on Tuesday that the campaign started to feel as though they were going to win another election.